"Blue Plate Special needs to be ranked in the TOP 5 BLUES/ROCK BANDS IN NORTH AMERICA ! Very, very few bands still have that so-important connection to what it’s supposed to be about. When I hear this album, it rekindles my fires and the belief that Music Has The Power To Change The World for The Better. 5 Big Bottles for a perfect example of what BluesRock (or Hard-Rockin’ Blues…) should sound like. "
…A. Grigg /Editor-Publisher/ Real Blues Magazine/ Dec. 2007
3 most recent CD's= 1998's "No Place To Fade" 2000's The Blues Ain't Pretty and 2007's Can You Dig It !", Blue Plate Special has had 24 songs hit the #1 chart position on Blues Radio stations around the world (by Listener voting)!!
Although some acts from other areas like to hang the name "Chicago" on their billing, this group truly has played almost every major and minor club throughout Chicagoland. Blue Plate Special was there at The Cellar in Arlington Heights, Illinois in '69-'72 opening for Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues Allstars, Zephyr w/Tommy Bolin on guitar and The Bob Seger System. They were among the artists that played at the Otis Spann Memorial Benefit where Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy introduced the Blues community to Koko Taylor singing Wang Dang Doodle. Blue Plate Special (with former member Studebaker John on Harp) was one of the first bands to lead the famous Blue Monday Jam session at Chicago's Kingston Mines ! They also were the house band for two years at John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd's Blues Brothers Bar on Wells Street.
Other than headlining, Blue Plate Special has opened at concerts by Charlie Musselwhite, Paul Butterfield, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Siegal-Schwall Blues Band, Heartsfield, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Mitch Ryder, The Kinsey Report, Larry McCray, Wayne Baker Brooks and Janiva Magness.
They have also performed at the Chicago Bears "Fan Convention",Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Convention, Sears Corporate shows, Midnight Madness Iowa Marathon Races, Associated Mail and Package Carriers Convention and many more
ALL APPEARANCES BY BLUE PLATE SPECIAL ARE ANNOUNCED ON THE LISTINGS PAGE AT:www.bpsblues.com
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The Blues Radio listeners and Blues Festival attendees are one and the same. The current hit songs, powerful sounds and all-around good vibe of Blue Plate Special makes them a great addition to your Blues Festival or Venue; an honest homage to the past mixed with the new blood of the present and the determination to Bring The Blues into the Future!
"BEST U.S. BLUES/ROCK C.D. OF The Year"
Can You Dig It !/ Blue Plate Special
--"Real Blues" Magazine/ Andy Grigg- Editor/Publisher 2007
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL BLUES RADIO'S ARTIST OF THE YEAR FOR 2006 !!!
"Rocket In Your Pocket" reached the #1 position on Terry Iredale's National Rock and Blues Show on Australian Satellite Radio!!!! 04/17/07
NEW ALBUM "CAN YOU DIG IT !" PLACED AT #17 IN TOP 100 BLUES CD'S EVER ! --/BY REAL BLUES Magazine !! FEB./2008
"Can You Dig It" Placed in "The Top Ten Albums of 2007" by the Oklahoma Gazette /C.G. Niebank
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